Orison Swett Marden Quotes (112 quotes)
“You cannot measure a man by his failures. You must know what use he makes of them. What did they mean to him. What did he get out of them.”
―Orison Swett Marden
"Pushing to the Front: Or, Success Under Difficulties; a Book of Inspiration and Encouragement to All who are Struggling for Self-elevation Along the Paths of Knowledge and of Duty" (1894), p. 306, Chapter XIX, "The Victory in Defeat"
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsOrison Swett Marden
Born: June 11, 1848
Died: March 10, 1924 (aged 75)
Bio: Orison Swett Marden was an American writer associated with the New Thought Movement. He also held a degree in medicine, and was a successful hotel owner.
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